Another day of dense fog and low lying clouds is in the forecast for the valleys today. Above the cold lower levels, mild temperatures and clear skies will persist. Yesterday Red Mound hit 76 – while other higher elevations were pleasantly sitting in the 50’s & 60’s. The Coast had temperatures in the 50’s & 60’s as well.
With the exception of the Valley, fog and low lying clouds in the morning will lift & burn off, making way for sunny skies.
Tomorrow, a storm system will drop in from the North and West. This will help to flush out the polluted air and clouds for West Side Valleys. The air stagnation advisory in place for Southern Oregon will lift Wednesday afternoon. Scattered rain showers are anticipated with the front’s passing west of the Cascades and scattered snow showers east of the Cascades. Snow levels will be around 5,000’ so light accumulations are likely above 5,500.’
Showers will wrap up by Thursday and cold air will move in behind this front. The higher elevations will cool down, but the lower elevations will warm up – a result of the clouds and fog clearing.
One day of dry conditions are expected before our next storm system moves in Friday afternoon into Saturday. This is a warm front that will bring scattered rain showers consistently into Saturday across the region. Snow levels will remain fairly high with this disturbance so no major winter impacts are anticipated.
Meteorologist Alyssa Caroprese